Long-suffering

There is no situation so bad that we, through a bad attitude cannot back it worse. But when we give thanks for all things as the Bible instructs, and we acknowledge that all things do work together for good for the saints of God, we discover that the burdens have been greatly lightened…

A complaining spirit can make unhappiness out of anything, and a long-suffering patience can find joy anywhere.

~Douglas Wilson speaking on Anne Bradstreet, p.188